>> so presumably he is not increase the sentence, correct? >> not presumably, legally. he has absolute authority to make the outcome more favorable for the defendant, but he can never make it less favorable. so whatever the court adjudges, will be the absolutely maximum penalty that bradley manning will receive, but it might be reduced if the commanding general decided to give clemency. >> is there a minimum in this case? >> no, with the exception of premeditated murder, or aiding the enemy, or espionage, under military law, spying, which he wasn't charged with, there are no mandatory minimums.